JAPANESE FAIRY TALES.
Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, No date [circa 1903.]. Printed in colour by hand from Japanese wood blocks. Comprising of 5 volumes of Japanese fairy tales, each 19.4 x 13.8 cm; bound with silk ties and printed on crepe paper. They are housed in the publisher's folding cloth case with pictorial lining and ivory clasps. Each book is in fine unread condition with the delicate silk ties intact. Each of the 5 volumes is hand-coloured with beautiful creped woodblock illustrations. Included are the following titles (all large paper copies): The Boy Who Drew Cats; The Goblin Spider; The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling; The Fountain of Youth and Chin Chin Kobakama. Case splitting at head of spine and a little faded; else a fine set.